Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Advent: awaken to full, active and conscious participation
Saturday, December 2 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 3 – 3:00 PM
at St. Peter’s
Admission is $10 per family.
For tickets and additional information, contact St. Peter’s Faith Formation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-265-6019.
Advent Evenings of
Peace and Friendship
Come join us as we gather together to prepare ourselves for the Christmas season in a relaxed series of Tuesday evening gatherings. Each week we’ll spend time discussing how the Advent Gospels fit into our daily lives and conclude by enjoying each other’s company casually over Wine, Beer, Cheese & Dessert.
The evenings will be held on Tuesdays: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, all at 7:30-9:00 PM in the Chapel.
Come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. It’s a great way to both explore your Faith & get to know your fellow Parishioners better.
We do ask that you please let us know you are coming so we can prepare. Sign up below. We look forward to seeing there!
Advent Gatherings (Chapel)
2018 – Tuesdays:
Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Altar Linen Ministry
Many hands make light work! There is a need for more volunteers to clean and iron the altar linens (purificators and smaller cloths). You are asked to pick up the linens on Sunday after the 12:30 mass the week you are assigned, wash and iron the linens, and return them by the following Friday. It takes about 3 hours of your time for the week you are assigned. Some of the older helpers had to retire, so we need more help. You would be assigned approximately four times during the year. Please contact Eileen Hanrahan at 201 265 6019 or email email@example.com. Thanks!
What Are You Doing For The New Year? – Book Discussion
Our Archbishop, Joseph Cardinal Tobin, has said “In too many parts of our church LGBT people have been made to feel unwelcome, excluded, and even shamed.” A recent book by James Martin, SJ, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, has become a controversial book within and outside the church. Why?
At St. Peter’s, we would like to explore that simple question in a series of three (3) sessions, which would involve reading the book and attending sessions on January 11, January 18, and January 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center. All are welcome!
The only course material would be purchasing Fr. Martin’s book at a cost of $19.99 and your presence. Please contact Deacon Paul Kazanecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message at the Rectory, if you would like to join the discussion or have any questions.
St. Peter’s Singles Support Group Upcoming Trip Information:
Check their website www.support-group-nj.com for details on a trip to the British Isles and Paris, Philadelphia Flower Show, Norfolk/Williamsburg and Mackinac Island. More trip info to follow shortly.
Call Kathy Marshall at 973-246-6148 or email her at email@example.com. for any questions and reservations.
Take a Tag from the
Advent Giving Tree
Advent Giving Tree
Nov. 25 through Dec. 10
Please bring unwrapped gifts and gift cards to the Gathering Space at any time, but no later than Sunday, December 10th.
Gifts will be collected and delivered to:
♦ Families within our community
♦ h.i.p. (Heightened Independence and Progress) Individuals living independently in spite of their disabilities
♦ Bergen Youth Center
Donations (cash or check) for Shop Rite and Target Gift Cards can be left in the donation boxes in the Gathering Space, or brought to the Rectory, c/o Chris Black. We will purchase these gift cards for you!
Ministry Needs Help
Six times a year, through Family Promise, our parish provides dinner to the poor and homeless at the Bergen County Human Resources Services Center in Hackensack. We are in need of additional people willing to occasionally heat up frozen lasagna or meatballs. The food is delivered to your home on a Wednesday afternoon, you heat it up on Thursday and bring it to the church parking lot that afternoon. We are also looking for volunteers to serve the meal at the Center. Our next hosting date is Thursday, November 30. Please contact Beth Falker at 201-460-4592 if you can help with either task, or sign up online here.
Our annual Christmas Party will be held at Domani Restaurant in Hillsdale. Please drop off your check for $35.00 to the rectory in an envelope labelled “Rosary Christmas Party” no later than Tuesday, November 28th. We need a final headcount by that date. We hope you will join us!
Advent Taize Prayer: Wednesday Evenings
Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Dec. 20 – 7:30 PM
The Liturgical Season of Advent is a time for us to focus on the coming of our Lord.
It is a time for us to reflect back and celebrate the anniversary of the Lords first coming into this world.
It is also a time for us to prepare that our Lord will come again and we must be ready to meet Him.
We invite you to join us as we enter into this joyful season of preparation and hope.
LADIES CHRISTMAS TEA
“Celebrate Christmas In Your Heart”
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Due to an overwhelming response, there is now a Waiting List. Please call Marissa Espinosa at 201-888-6056 or Kathy Nugent at 201-986-0922 to place your name or group on the list, or for more information. Space is limited.
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
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Outside St. Peter’s
St. Francis Gift Shop
St. Francis Gift Shop
Due to overwhelming requests to remain open and the lack of Religious Gift Shops locally, the Franciscan Gift Shop at 253 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, NJ will remain open. We have a large selection of religious and gift items. Come visit the beautiful Bethlehem Display and Christmas Shop. Irish confectionary and supplies will be available in early Dec. There are weekly specials and sales.
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM
For Info Call: 201-568-0478
Police Reserves Needs Volunteers
Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves
Make a difference; give us your time and talent!
The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers. The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community. The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.
Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.
Knights of Columbus Membership
The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!
The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations). The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes. “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.” Please join in helping others. The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June. Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.
Bergen Volunteers Needed
The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience. Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.
Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors
The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.
Request for Hospice Volunteers
Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.
Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.
For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or email@example.com
Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed
Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.
Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.
St. Peter Academy News
Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.
The Seniors of St. Peter's
For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center
St. Peter's Youth Group
Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room
St. Peter's MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)
Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)
All are welcome!
St. Peter's Singles Support Group
St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room
All are welcome!
In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
Parents Support Group
Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee
Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.
Any question, email:
St. Peter's Quilters